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August 6, 2018 0 Comments

Wacken Open Air 2019: I’ve got my tickets

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The 10th wedding anniversary is the ‘tin’ anniversary. Tin is a metal. This means the only appropriate way of celebrating is to do something totally metal. So the Cantankerous Drummer husband and I brought tickets to Wacken Open Air 2019.

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June 5, 2014 0 Comments

Steff Metal Reviews: Full Metal Village

Last weekend we watched the documentary, “Full Metal Village“, which was directed by Korean-born, German resident Sung Hyung-Cho and chronicles a “slice of life” of the village of Wacken, a peaceful farming hamlet of 1800 residents north of Hamburg which every year is inundated by 75,000 metalheads at the annual […]

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February 4, 2013 2 Comments

Steff Metal’s Essential Metal Festival Wardrobe and Gear Guide

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A friend of mine is heading over to Wacken Open Air this year (jealous!) and is wondering what she should pack. Her festival wardrobe needs to fulfil a number of requirements: 1. She has to not look like a complete tool. 2. It has to be comfortable in all weathers. […]

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October 6, 2011 6 Comments

Wacken 2011: Meerkats, toilet quiz shows and dolphins in the mosh pit

In my last blog post, Wacken 2011: Every Band I Saw at Wacken, reviewed, I talked about one side of this incredible festival – the shit ton of incredible bands you get to see. Today I’m giving you a run-down of a different sort – the tale of our Wacken […]

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